SID GIS PowerPoint Lecture 12.01.2008

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This is a powerpoint I put together for an online presentation I gave to GIS students at the Heller School at Brandeis University (12.2008).

This is a powerpoint I put together for an online presentation I gave to GIS students at the Heller School at Brandeis University (12.2008).

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  • Quick Introduction about what I’ve done: Currently consultant for my own consultancy, doing mostly real estate consulting in Phoenix, some work in development and mostly Google earth enterprise. Formerly: Dir IT/GIS at WH a $100+M brokerage firm (2.5 years); GIS Consultant at Brandeis & Grad student (3.5 years); GIS Consultant on various arch projects; Dept of Health services, etc.


  • 1. Applications of GIS-based Research Prepared for: SID Program | Brandeis University 12.01.2008
  • 2.
    • Overview of different types of GIS applications to:
        • Archaeology/Anthropology
        • Public Health
        • Real Estate
    • Exposure to many aspects of GIS-based research and modeling techniques
        • GPS / Geocoding / Raster/Vector-based technologies
    • Specialization in visualizing and creating enterprise-level GIS’s and workflows
        • Google Earth Enterprise / ArcGIS / MapInfo / Others
    Applications of GIS-based Research Prepared for: SID Program | Brandeis University 12.01.2008
  • 3.
    • A system for answering questions that are:
      • “ where-based” questions or Spatially based
    • Composed of:
    • Hardware | Software | Data | People | Procedures
    What is a Geographic Information System (GIS)?
  • 4.
    • Early Development
    • Expensive | Mylar Mapping | Computers
    • Recent adoption in business and academics
    • Real Estate | LBS Telecom | WebApps
    • Now
    • GPS and recent explosion of spatial resources
    • Speed of Progress is understated
    Brief Overview of GIS
  • 5. Arizona Department of Health Services GIS Consultant 1999 to 2000
  • 6. Milestones +Developed practices and procedures for GIS users at ADHS. +Performed exposure analysis and created maps for Borders XXI program. +Built in-house GIS constituency and trained key personnel in GIS.
  • 7. Brandeis University GIS Libraries GIS Research Consultant 2000 to 2003
  • 8. Milestones +Created GIS laboratory and taught courses to students, faculty, and staff. +Coordinated data and software purchases. +Promoted keynote speakers for Hewlett Grant Lecture Series +Provided consultations on HIST,ANTH, SOC, ENVS, NEJS, and SID Projects.
  • 9. Brandeis: Archaeological Research Graduate Program 2000 to 2005
  • 10. Proyecto Costa Sur & Guatemala GIS Project GIS Consultant 1999 to 2004
  • 11. Milestones +Managed research team and field projects in Oaxaca, Mexico and Waltham, MA. +Focused on interregional interaction and its relation to social change. +Taught students, faculty and staff and consulted on research projects.
  • 12. Milestones +Developed spatiotemporal site database +Performed GPS-based fieldwork +Created DEM’s for coast of Guatemala & Mexico. +Completed contracts with UCSB & University of Missouri Research Reactor
  • 13.
    • Used for 200+ users in inter/intranet setting
    • Serving data TO end-users
    • Tight control over WHAT goes out to user base
      • You control what THEY see and what data THEY CONSUME
        • Control use levels and data visibility restrictions
    • High level of integration:
      • Terrain Models (the surface)
      • Vector (points / lines / polygons)
      • Raster data (surfaces / aerial data / change data)
        • Interdepartmental uses
    Google Earth Enterprise
  • 14. Milestones +Google Earth Enterprise Development +Sharing experiences, data and methods with larger GIS community +Outreach to larger public sphere Google Earth Enterprise – PostGIS Integration Workflow GEE Fusion GEE Server Published Project GE EC Client PostGIS GE Client Search Tab CGI Data Server Entitlement Permit/Sales CRM Database Comps Databases Proprietary Databases Shapefiles GIS Data PostgreSQL Server KML’s Workstation Server(s)
  • 15. Greater Phoenix Marketplace
  • 16. Land Use Constraints
  • 17. Major Residential Projects
  • 18. Entitlement Activity
  • 19. Landowner Contact Reporting
  • 20. Active Subdivisions
  • 21. -Medical Center User -5 to 50 acre parcels, com zoning, near hospitals -Landowner contact and sales status
  • 22. Buffer Hospitals by 2 mile radius
  • 23. Find congruent zoning
  • 24. Query parcels >=5 and <=40
  • 25. Overlay select parcels on zoning
  • 26. Output of parcels within buffer
  • 27. Correct buffer, size, and zoning category
  • 28. Output result to map and report for client CRM database has contact info and status
  • 29. Weinstein & Harris, LLC Director of Land Research GIS/IT 2004 to 2007
  • 30. Milestones +Developed and manage Enterprise-level GIS with CRM integration. +Required team of GIS Analysts, Specialists, and interns. +Forged and fosters intra- and extra-local relationships.
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  • 33. What are your questions?